Caroline Valand (white female with medium length blonde hair) in pink blazer in front of blue background.

Caroline Valand

Deputy Secretary for Partnership Engagement

Caroline Valand was named Deputy Secretary for Partnership Engagement in 2021. In this position she provides oversight for the Governor’s Crime Commission; Private Protective Services Board and Alarm Systems Licensing Board; and Victim Compensation Services. Prior to accepting this position, Valand served as the executive director of the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission, which is the chief advisory body to the governor and the DPS secretary on crime and justice issues. In this role, Valand administered approximately $70 million in federal Department of Justice block grants, which are awarded to enhance services for victims of crime and to support law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Before joining GCC, Valand served as chief of staff to the President and CEO of 3D Systems, the largest 3D printing company in the world.